After Birth Support
Special Care Nursery
The Special Care Nursery is a level 2 nursery providing any extra care and support that may be required in the event of a baby being born prematurely or who is unwell. If required transfer to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be organised without delay.
Please note, people who have only a 'single' level of cover will not receive Health Fund benefits if your baby is admitted to Special Care Nursery. You are advised to contact your Health Fund at least 4 months before your due date for more information and to ensure you have appropriate cover.
General Care Nursery
A general care nursery is available to provide mothers with `time out’ overnight if required. There is a limit on the number of babies in the nursery at any one time and it is expected that the babies will return to their mother for feeding.
Daily education sessions on Breastfeeding and settling your baby are held here.
Education classes on the ward
Whilst you are with us, education classes will be available for you to attend. Classes include settling and going home with your baby, breastfeeding, physiotherapy tips and bathing your baby. Partners are always welcomed and encouraged to attend with you.